"NYA Gallery is pleased to present NY Rambling: Drawing Light from the Shadows, a solo exhibition of large-scale charcoal drawings by Miriam Innes. In 2018, the artist embarked on an ambitious new project centered on the production of a series of drawings exploring historically significant sites and neighborhoods in Manhattan. Through the use of an organic medium—charcoal—the artist prompts spectators to consider the evolving and fraught relationship between the natural and built environments."
"For me, the history of Pop Art as well as the street culture of NY, are things that have shown me that art really can be anything and done by anyone. It has shown me that you don't need an expensive education to create magic, you can be anyone from anywhere."
"On Thursday, August 1st NYA Center will present the second iteration of its seasonal, alternative art fair. The first rendition of NYAFAIR opened to much acclaim during FRIEZE Week NY in early May 2019. The August presentation of the fair will feature a panoply of works in media ranging from sculpture to painting to works on paper. "
"Overall, these artists will foster a critical conversation about how art is more than just surface, technique, and emotion; art is equally about ideas, concepts, and intellectual depth. Moreover, this group show highlights how the visual arts often embody concepts in novel or unexpected ways, underscoring how images have the power to shift perspectives, attitudes, and pre-conceived assumptions."
"NYA Gallery is pleased to be participating with more than 20 other cultural institutions in lower Manhattan in order to highlight a diverse and stimulating range of contemporary media, including fine art, design, fashion, dance, music, VR, video, and craft."
"The ghostly, ethereal quality that surrounds and emanates from many of these works further contribute to this notion of historical layering in Waysberg’s imagery."